This submission to Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee opposing the Westminster Parliament legislating on abortion for Northern Ireland was made on 8 December 2018 but was not published at that time due to the rules of the Committee. The Committee’s Report has now issued and is on Parliament’s website (www.parliament.uk). The Report contains within it a “minority report” proposed by Eddie Hughes MP which reflects some of the views in our submission.
Submission to Parliament on Abortion in Northern Ireland
A fantastic debate. Thank you to everyone who helped oppose the Bill. Concerns about assisted dying on the parliamentary record & clear steer from Govt not to support the Bill. Well done @DyingWellAppg @RightToLifeUK @CNKAlliance & many many others.
The Assisted Dying Bill has completed Second Reading and, as is convention, without any vote. It will move into Committee at a future, as yet unspecified, date. Eight hours of debate, 130+ speakers. Many for, many against. Much to chew over. Respectful & sincere, as it should be.
It is the final day of the #novenaforlife #assisteddyingbill Second reading is taking place right now - we continue to ask Pope St. John Paul II to intercede for us! @catholicEW
Lord Brennan QC writes for http://politics.co.uk stating that "the dangers of such a new law are several and very serious". https://www.politics.co.uk/comment/2021/10/22/assisted-dying-is-not-just-an-issue-of-autonomy/
"So what is the call to us who live at a time when visceral divisions and polemics literally constitute a danger to human life?"
Homily from the Autumn Gathering, remembering the life of Sir David Amess MP ⬇️